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Best High Demand Jobs in Bellevue, Nebraska

Updated on January 6, 2014

Recognized by Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Bellevue, Nebraska is the fastest growing city in the state for two reasons, among others. These two major sources of economic growth are

  1. A diverse economy with a dedicated ongoing plan of development and
  2. The Offutt Air Force Base, headquarters of the USAF 55th Wing - The Fightin' Fifty-Fifth.

Offutt also rents space to a number of tenant businesses - the United States Strategic Command, the US Air Force Weather Agency, the Heartland of America Band and many others.

In another dimension of diversity in Bellevue, Offutt AFB deploys on a range of various missions locally and with global reach in an updated, savvy, 21st Century US Air Force. In fact, all branches of the US military enjoy a presence at Offutt AFB. An employee/service pool includes over 10,000 people and rivals Bellevue's WalMart as a large employee group..

The Thunderbirds

Bellevue, Omaha Suburb Near the State's Eastern Border

Bellevue NE:
Bellevue, NE, USA

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Traditional Pawnee Lodge
Traditional Pawnee Lodge | Source
Fort Crook NE:
Fort Crook, Bellevue, NE 68123, USA

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Fur Traders In Nebraska in the 1800s

The Pawnee Nation controlled Nebraska before the advent of white settlers and remain in the state on a federal reservation. They were well known for fur trading with Euopeans in the 1700s.

Bellevue was founded on the site of a fur trading post constructed in 1822 by Joshua Pilcher and the Missouri Fur Company out of St, Louis, Missouri. It was renamed Fontenelle's Post for a French fur trader popular in the area. In fact, be bought the trading post in 1828 for the rival American Fur Company.

Beside the Pawnee Nation, the Omaha, the Otoe, and the Missouri Nations traded there, especially with the French and French Canadians, who named the settlement growing around the post Beautiful View in French. The view was that of the nearby vista of the Missouri River. It is a drawing car to day for tourism and business.

The US Federal Government bought the trading post in 1832 for Missouri River Indian (or “Bellevue” Agency. A Baptist Indian mission followed shortly and the trading post fell into disuse after 1842. Fort Crook was built and later became the current USAFB, contributing through the US Army Air Corps (especially the 61st Army Balloon Company) and the USAF throughout WWI and WWII, adding units of all the military services.

An underground bunker on base was used by the Administration for planning a response to the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in NYC.

During the post-WWII Cold War, one of the US military generals and rotating support personnel from Offutt flew 24/7 on an EC-135 from February 3, 1961 to July 24, 1990 in Operation Looking Glass. This provided an in-the-air command base in case war was declared during those 29 years.

Pawnee Territory

Pawnee land took up most of what would become Nebraska.
Pawnee land took up most of what would become Nebraska.

Bellevue Plans To Succeed


The Bellevue Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1961. Its Board of Directors is all volunteer, accepting no payment. With a professional paid administrative staff, the Chamber implements and follows up on a long-term economic development plan that has made Bellevue the fastest growing place in Nebraska.

Bellevue (French for "Beautiful View") supported 44,382 population in 2000 49,699 in 2008, an increase of nearly 12%, with is significant. It represented the founding of Nebraska as a US State in its 1855 incorporation.


The Preschool -12 public education system in Bellevue/Offutt leads the state in proficiency testing scores and produces the largest percentage of high school graduates in Nebraska. Many graduates proceed to local colleges, universities, and technical/career school with ambition and dedicated goals. Graduates of higher education often stay within the state, unlike graduates of Midwestern states like Ohio in the early 2010s.

A second local education system is available in Bellevue, made up of private schools that are faith based. These include the following denominations: Catholicism, Seventh Day Adventist, and Non-denominational,

In all PS-12 schools and classrooms in Bellevue, the Pledge of Allegiance is recited every day.

Top Hiring Companies

  1. Alegent Health
  2. Tires Plus
  3. ConAgra Foods – Food manufacturing
  4. The Nebraska Medical Center
  5. First Data Corporation
  6. Gecko Hospitality – Taco Bell and others
  7. Tenet Healthcare
  8. Bellevue Medical Center
  9. Sears, Roebuck and Co.
  10. TD Ameritrade - Investments and finance
  11. Aureus Group
  12. Interim Health Care
  13. Aerotek
  14. Gallup Organization
  15. Methodist Health System
  16. Bank of the West
  17. BoysTown
  18. Mutual of Omaha
  19. University of Nebraska Medical Center

Highest Demand Jobs of 27,000 Openings in November 2013

  1. Automotive Tires - Sales, Service, and Mechanic jobs
  2. IT Engineers - Software, Systems, and others
  3. Truck Drivers
  4. Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
  5. Registered Nurses (RNs)
  6. Retail Salespersons
  7. Assistant Managers
  8. General Managers
  9. Dental Assistants
  10. Regional/Multiple Office Managers
  11. Occupational and Physical Therapists
  12. Dental Hygienist
  13. Dental Lab Techs
  14. Dentist – General Dentistry
  15. Sales Representatives
  16. Administrative Assistants

Often Open Jobs at ConAgra

As the largest employer in the region, by number of workers on the job, Con-Agra aggressively promotes continuous improvement in products, revenues, customer perspective, and employee productivy and health.

Hundreds of jobs are open in the Bellevue-Omaha area as:

  1. Managers - Continuous Improvement
  2. Managers of Procurement - Capital
  3. Manager National Accounts
  4. Managers - Human Resources
  5. Start Up Managers, Engineering
  6. Project Management Specialist
  7. Engineering Director, Project Management
  8. Managers - Sensory Insights
  9. Managers in Information Technology
  10. Managers in Labor Relations
  11. Regional Human Resource Manager
  12. Managers of Customer Insight
  13. Sr Regulatory Affairs Specialists
  14. Receptionists (Day and Evening Hours)
  15. Financial Analysts - Internal

Last Man Standing

Largest Private Employers

  1. Bellevue WalMart - 2nd largest private employer in the state, after #1 Tyson Foods.
  2. Union Pacific Corporation, including the UP Museum
  3. Alegent Health - A leading job lister.
  4. First Data Corp. - A leading job lister.
  5. Mutual of Omaha Ins. Co. - A leading job lister.
  6. Hy-Vee Food Stores
  7. First National of Nebraska Inc
  8. Nebraska Methodist Health System - A leading job lister.
  9. Burlington Northern
  10. Offutt Air Force Base - A leading civilian job lister.
  11. LGH Medical Center - Lincoln, Nebraska.
  12. ConAgra Inc. - A Leading job lister.
  13. Cabela's Inc. - Cabela's is the store used as the pattern pf the outdoor store featured i TV's Last Man Standing.

Colleges and Universities

  • Bellevue University- - Formerly Bellevue College, this institution expanded to become the fastest growing school in the state.
  • Clarkson College -
  • College of Saint Mary -
  • Creighton University -
  • Dana College -
  • Grace University -
  • Metropolitan Community College -
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha -
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center -
  • University of Phoenix at Omaha - - Classroom and online classes.

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    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish MS 

      9 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      Happy for the linking-ness, kerryg!

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      9 years ago from USA

      Hi Patty! Just wanted to let you know that I've featured this and your Lincoln hub in my hub Nebraska HubTrail: The HubPages Guide to Nebraska -

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      Hello, hello, 

      9 years ago from London, UK

      Great informative help for people to find jobs. You wrote an excellent hub. Thank you.

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      Enelle Lamb 

      9 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Wow - you sure pack a lot of information into a hub! It was very interesting to see what types of jobs are in demand and who was doing the hiring...


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